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composite,

alternate common name for Asteraceae or Compositae, the asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family.
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composite

[kəm′päz·ət]
(engineering acoustics)
A re-recording consisting of at least two elements.
(materials)
A material that results when two or more materials, each having its own, usually different characteristics, are combined, giving useful properties for specific applications. Also known as composite material.
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composite

A combination of conventional materials such as gypsum with reinforcement fibers such as carbon or glass so as to provide the material with greater strength.
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composite (material)

composite (material)
Comparative characteristics of metals and composites.
Composites are made up of two or more distinct materials that when combined are better (i.e., stronger, tougher, and/or more durable) than each would be separately. Unlike alloys, composite materials are anisotropic and use fiber or whiskers in a bonding matrix. Most common composites used in aircraft are carbon composites and superplastics, which are lighter, cheaper, stronger, and less prone to corrosion.
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composite

1. Maths capable of being factorized or decomposed
2. of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Asteraceae
3. denoting or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a combination of the Ionic and Corinthian styles
4. any plant of the family Asteraceae (formerly Compositae), typically having flower heads composed of ray flowers (e.g. dandelion), disc flowers (e.g. thistle), or both (e.g. daisy)
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composite

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composite

A combination of elements. See composite video.
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For example, the apparent brokenness of Ghostwritten needs to be reviewed as an elaborate compositeness, caught in an ongoing process of self-constitution--of coming together.
The conceptual compositeness of Ghostwritten is signaled by its subtitle, which introduces it as "a novel in nine parts." What this suggests immediately is that we are supposed to read the novel's concluding tenth section as a coda revisiting and complementing the novel as a whole rather than functioning as an independent part in its own right.
(32) Matthews' discussion in Smith and Colin (2004) of "fetishistic thinking" and of racial stereotypes as mediating and interpellation images in the tenuous maintenance of stable racial identities despite their "inextricable compositeness" is rich and suggestive in this context.
We place bounds on the compositeness scale f and identify the classes of models that are most constrained.
In Composite Higgs models the SM fermions usually couple to the strong sector via the partial compositeness mechanism [8, 31, 32].
Excited muon searches would provide complementary information for the compositeness studies.
Seth, "Probing compositeness with the CMS eejj&ejj data," Physics Letters B, vol.
Other topics such as compositeness, technicolor, and extra dimensions could be searched for at the new energy frontier.
The excited quark model [14,15], with the compositeness scale set equal to the excited quark mass, is used to obtain quark-gluon parton pairs.